The Philippines’ Department of Education(DepEd) and PeaceTech Inc. will commence its 2nd Year of the Global Classroom Program in June 2016. The Joint Program aims to increase tolerance between youth in program areas in Mindanao, NCR, and Cebu; and to improve quality of basic education through Information Communication Technology.
In preparation of the school year, the Global Classroom Teachers Training was on held June 6, 2016. The activity was hosted by Ramon Magsaysay Cubao High School (RMCHS) and Cotabato City National High School – Main Campus (CCNHS-Main Campus). The objective of the Teachers’ Training is to prepare and re-orient the teachers, subject heads, and principals on the Classroom Videoconferencing. The training provided online facilitation skills; it improved ICT skills and knowledge; it expanded cultural understanding and sensitivity towards their partner region; and the training introduced the monitoring and evaluation system to the Teachers.
The SY 2016 - 2017 Global Classroom Teachers comprise of: Bryan Adam, Jeanette Gaudiano, Jonathan Husain and Julius Ledesma for CCNHS Main-Campus; and Haydee L. Dela Cruz, Luzviminda M. Dela Cruz, Lirio Dizon, Cynthia Labbao, and Christine Raterta for RMCHS.
These Global Classroom Teachers will hold simultaneous classroom videoconference classes to students from Mindanao who are paired with a class from Luzon. They will co-teach Araling Panlipunan and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao to grade 7, 8 and 10 students starting June 2016.